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Male Factor Problems

Structural abnormalities

Abnormalities of the reproductive tract that consist mainly of obstructions that partially or totally block the flow of sperm and/or seminal fluid. Some of these abnormalities may be present at birth (congenital), others may have occurred after infection of the urogenital tract, whereas others may have resulted from previous surgery.

  • Congenital defects

Sperm production disorders

This occurs when the production of the sperm is inhibited.

  • Vasectomy
  • Varicocele
  • Sperm production problems

Ejaculatory disturbances

These disturbances prevent sperm from reaching the female.

  • Retrograde Ejaculation
  • Impotence

Immunologic disorders

These disorders prevent sperm from meeting and successfully penetrating the egg in the female genital tract.

  • Endocrine disorders
  • Antisperm antibodies

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